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Vicente Luque vs. Geoff Neal booked for UFC Fight Night event on Aug. 6

A Welterweight fight between Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal is slated to go down at an upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) “Fight Night”-themed event on Aug. 6, 2022, at a location that has yet to be determined. That’s according to ESPN’s Brett Okamato, who confirmed the booking.
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Vicente Luque Vs. Geoff Neal Targeted For August 6th UFC Fight Night

A UFC welterweight showdown between dangerous contenders Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal is reportedly in the works for August 6th. News of the targeted booking was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Luque is looking to get back in the win column after a tough loss to Belal Muhammad...
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Vicente Luque vs. Geoff Neal in the works for UFC event on August 6

Expect fireworks when Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal clash at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card scheduled on August 6. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Thursday, with agreements in place from both athletes. ESPN initially reported the contest. The...

UFC booking Vicente Luque – Geoff Neal

The UFC is close to finalizing a big time matchup between top welterweight contenders for a card in August. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to report this afternoon that the promotion was close to finalizing Vicente Luque (21-8-1) and Geoff Neal (14-4). The matchup will take place at...

Geoff Neal Admits Corner Pep Talk Helped Motivate Him Ahead of Third Round at UFC 269

Geoff Neal needed a little extra motivation heading into the third round of a closely-contested welterweight clash with Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 269. Enter Fortis MMA head coach Sayif Saud, who delivered a fiery pep talk that propelled Neal into his best round of that fight. “Handz of Steel” outlanded his opponent 46 to 39 in significant strikes over a definitive final stanza, helping seal a split-decision triumph.

Geoff Neal splits Santiago Ponzinibbio, ends two-fight losing skid | UFC 269 results

Welterweight contenders collided at UFC 269 tonight (Sat., Dec. 11, 2021) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Geoff Neal (No. 10) locked horns with Santiago Ponzinibbio (No. 12) on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card. Neal was arrested on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) just a few weeks ago, but “Handz of Steel” brushed any possible concerns aside this week, explaining that it was much ado about nothing.
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UFC 269 results: Geoff Neal guts out hard fought split decision win over Santiago Ponzinibbio

Geoff Neal had to battle through some adversity but he still got the job done to win a hard-fought split decision over Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 269. In the battle of strikers, Neal used his counter punches to keep Ponzinibbio off balance throughout the fight while also increasing his output in the third and final round to secure the win. The judges scored the fight 30-27 and 29-28 in his favor with the third official giving a 29-28 score to Ponzinibbio.
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UFC 269 live blog: Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

This is the UFC 269 live blog for Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, a welterweight main card bout on Saturday’s fight card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Neal and Ponzinibbio both have delivered impressive runs in the UFC and are battling to get back into the rankings after setbacks. Neal won four straight before setbacks in his past two outings in fights against two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson and Neil Magny. A knockout artist, Neal has won eight of his 13 fights by knockout.

Geoff Neal edges Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 269

On the main card of UFC 269, we saw a showdown in the welterweight division. Two top contenders faced off as Argentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-4) took on Geoff Neal (13-4). Both of these men find themselves in a similar spot at UFC 269. At one point, both looked like...

Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Prediction: UFC 269 fight breakdown, betting odds

Neal: –105 (MyBookie) Ponzinibbio: -125 (MyBookie) Neal can sometimes be a frustrating fighter to watch. He has high-end power, fast hands, and reliable durability. However, he can sometimes fall into the infamous Tyron Woodley trap where, as a counter puncher, he waits and waits for the perfect shot but never finds or throws it. His low volume has resulted in Neal losing back-to-back decisions. His tendency to back into the cage and look for the perfect counter is not due to poor cardio or a worry about the takedown. Neal has gone five rounds while keeping a consistent pace, and his takedown defense is above 80%. Instead, his issue seems to game plan or fight IQ. When he lets his hands go, Neal is often the faster and more powerful striker who can shut the lights out with a single shot.

UFC 269 card: Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio full fight preview

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight sluggers Geoff Neal and Santiago Ponzinibbio will square off this weekend (Sat., Dec. 11, 2021) at UFC Vegas 44 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s an odd time for “Handz of Steel” at the moment. After a 5-0 start to his UFC career,...

Geoff Neal on DWI arrest: ‘It’s not as serious as they make it out to be’

Geoff Neal has opened up about his arrest over the Thanksgiving holiday for driving while intoxicated (DWI) that landed him in jail for less than one day. “Handz of Steel” didn’t give too much detail, but did explain what went down during a recent UFC 269 media day, saying he has yet to be officially charged by Texas authorities.
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Geoff Neal to remain on UFC 269 card after DWI and weapons charge

UFC welterweight Geoff Neal was arrested by police in Collin County, TX over Thanksgiving and charged with a misdemeanor DWI and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He was booked into jail and later released on a $2,000 bond. Neal is scheduled to face Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 268 on December...

Geoff Neal Arrested On DWI, Weapon Charges Ahead Of UFC 269

On the cusp of his next fight, the UFC welterweight Geoff Neal has run into legal trouble as he was arrested on Thanksgiving Day on the account of drunk driving and carrying a weapon. Neal, 31, was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety at 3:47 a.m. on the...